One reason the so-called seven deadly sins are so deadly is that they’re hard-wired into our brains. Lust, sloth, greed, gluttony, vanity, pride, and envy are all the result of natural impulses, but they become self-destructive sins when we let them get out of control. And since they’re innate to us, it’s all too easy to make the mistake of letting these impulses take over and form negative habits and patterns of thinking.
But as humans, we’re not limited to blindly following our programming. There are ways to retrain your brain to mitigate the effects of these powerful but potentially harmful impulses, using them to create good habits rather than bad. With these “brain hacks,” you can turn the seven deadly sins into fuel for positive thoughts and actions. If you feel like one or more of the sins are starting to have an undesirable effect on your life, then try some brain hacking and rewire your outlook.